Fabio / Cleveland Watkiss ‎– Promised Land Volume Two

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HLPLCD 2 Fabio / Cleveland Watkiss Fabio / Cleveland Watkiss - Promised Land Volume Two(CD, Comp, Mixed + CD, Comp) Higher Limits HLPLCD 2 UK 1996 Sell This Version
HLPLLP2 Various Promised Land Volume Two(3x12", Comp) Higher Limits HLPLLP2 UK 1996 Sell This Version
HLPLMC 2 Fabio / Cleveland Watkiss Fabio / Cleveland Watkiss - Promised Land Volume Two(Cass, Comp, Mixed + Cass, Comp, Unm) Higher Limits HLPLMC 2 UK 1996 Sell This Version
MSS 0008-2 Various Promised Land Volume Two(CD, Comp, Mixed + CD, Comp) Mutant Sound System MSS 0008-2 US 1997 Sell This Version

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Blaze2015

Blaze2015

January 9, 2019
referencing Promised Land Volume Two, 3x12", Comp, HLPLLP2
That mix of Intalect though . . . . wow!!!!
Pleinmont

Pleinmont

October 16, 2017
referencing Promised Land Volume Two, CD, Comp, Mixed + CD, Comp, HLPLCD 2
As with the Bukem Promised Land, I will keep coming back to listen to this mix for years to come... So good, so smooth and perfectly of the moment back in 1996. I love the Cleveland lyrics and have fond memories of him presiding at the Blue Note. He wasn't recorded over many d&b mixes as far as I know and its nice to have him complement the absolutely rolling Fabio selection on this mix. There's premium tracks on offer here and as said below, a few alternative versions too.

If anyone knows where that other mix of Airtight can be found I'd be much obliged, I don't think its the usual one.
whiteawakening

whiteawakening

May 1, 2017
referencing Promised Land Volume Two, CD, Comp, Mixed + CD, Comp, HLPLCD 2
On some parts I feel this mix could do without Watkiss (or at least have him speaking rather than humming or whatever) but in other parts he gels so well with the tunes. Worth listening to for the exclusive (or virtually exclusive in the case of the voyager mix of universal traveller which only saw a promo release) tunes on this. Also the version of hypersleep is different to the R&S release (which has the aliens dialogue re-recorded). Not as good as bukem's vol.1 imo but an amazing listen nonetheless
Record_Claw

Record_Claw

September 1, 2008
edited over 8 years ago
referencing Promised Land Volume Two, CD, Comp, Mixed + CD, Comp, HLPLCD 2

There are many average compilation albums and DJ mixes clogging up record shop shelves these days, but this particular release is one of the gems that you would do well to pluck from the rubble. Quality rather than quantity is the order of the day here. Fabio mixes up a sublime collection of smooth and soulful drum and bass with a certain amount of mystique thrown in. Cleveland Watkiss's vocals add a certain earie quality, and are more of a gentle accompaniment rather than a prominent feature, which is as it should be. The Mix is the highlight flowing wonderfully from start to finish, but a selection of full length versions (not all included in the mix) is a welcome addition. This highlights Lucky Spin and Deejay artists of the time.
Overall this is a great example of the type introspective d&b being crafted around 1996.